FoMoCo today is celebrating the start of production of the new 2011 Ford Fiesta at its CuautitlÃ¡n Stamping and Assembly Plant (CSAP), which has been transformed from a truck plant to a car plant producing the hatchback for North American customers.
The plant will produce two versions of this new vehicle, a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback, for Ford customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“Our investment in CuautitlÃ¡n brings “˜ONE Ford” global vehicles to life in North America and allows more customers to experience even more of our high-quality, fuel-efficient vehicles,” said Jim Farley, Ford”s group vice president of Canada, Mexico and South America operations and Global Marketing. “Small cars are the fastest-growing product segment around the world, and Ford is answering the call with fun-to-drive new cars such as Fiesta, Fusion and the new Focus that is coming soon.”
Ford transformed its CuautitlÃ¡n facility from a truck-producing plant, creating 2,000 direct jobs and at least 6,000 indirect jobs.
Refresher: The 2011 Ford Fiesta is powered by a 1.6L DOHC 4-cylinder engine making 119-hp with a peak torque of 109 lb-ft. It is estimated to deliver best-in-class highway fuel-economy of 40 mpg. Pricing for the 2011 Ford Fiesta starts at $13,320.
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– By: Kap Shah